Back in the Day: October 6th - Palace Win from Two Goals Down for Second Week Running

Back in the Day

Sunday 6th October 1996

Steve Coppell accepted an offer to manage Manchester City and departed his role as Crystal Palace manager for the second time. Things would not go well at Maine Road – Steve would quit just six games and 33 days later.

Saturday 6th October 2001

Dougie Freedman made his long-awaited debut for Scotland in a Crystal Palace heavy match. Playing against Latvia, Freedman would see his team fall behind to a strike from Andrejs Rubins only to equalise himself  – a header that deflected off Rubins and into the back of the Latvia net, past Crystal Palace goalkeeper, Aleksandrs Kolinko who was characteristically a million miles off his line.

Scotland 2-1 Latvia 

Saturday 6th October 2012

Crystal Palace 4-3 Burnley

Championship – Att: 20,863

Manager: Dougie Freedman

For the second home game running, Palace came from 0-2 behind to win. Chris McCann (26) and Martin Paterson (29), the latter with a stunning volley, put Sean Dyche’s men into a commanding position but a key goal before half-time saw the game turn around.

Andre Moritz released Wilfried Zaha with a pass as dreamy as the Brazilian himself and Wilf raced away to half the deficit.

Moritz was once again the provider as Zaha made it four goals in two games, after his brace against Wolves earlier in the week. Zaha cut inside his man and scored through Lee Grant’s legs – cue worst goal celebration ever (I couldn't find the real celebration, so here is an equally bad one).



Damien Delaney then completed the turnaround. Jonny Williams collected a deep Dean Moxey cross and found Damo’s head with his centre. The Irishman’s header was tame but it bounced kindly up for him off the defender and he lashed home with a volley into the ground.

Glenn Murray made it 4-2 with his 5th goal in 4 games, tapping home a Moxey cut back.

Charlie Austin scored in the last ten minutes to ensure a nervy finish, but Palace would hold on to the lead and move up to 4th, one place ahead of Brighton.

Palace: Julian Speroni, Darcy Blake, Dean Moxey, Peter Ramage, Damien Delaney, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Yannick Bolasie (Jonny Williams) (Jonathan Parr), Mile Jedinak, Glenn Murray, Wilfried Zaha, Andre Moritz (Owen Garvan)

Burnley: Lee Grant, Kieran Trippier, Ben Mee, Marvin Bartley, Jason Shackell, David Edgar, Dean Marney, Chris McCann (Cameron Stewart), Charlie Austin, Martin Paterson (Sam Vokes), Junior Stanislas (Ross Wallace)

All Results

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